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Today’s Home Spun Wisdom Archive


5 Ways for Parents to Teach Children the True Spirit of the Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 22, 2009—The holiday gift-giving season is an appropriate time to involve children in charitable giving and teach them why the old adage, "It is better to give than to receive," is true. Here are five great ways for ...


6 Tips to Avoid Holiday Debt

RISMEDIA, December 21, 2009—This year, Americans spent less and used less credit on "Black Friday," a sign that consumers are moving in the right direction to avoid over-spending at the holidays. ...


Getaways – Las Vegas Tops Poll as Favorite City to Ring in 2010

RISMEDIA, December 18, 2009—Travel Ticker, a travel website, announced the results from its New Year's Eve Poll. The poll reveals the preferences of nearly 5,000 U.S. consumers, showing that more than a third of travelers would like to find themselves on ...


Scientists Works to Develop Christmas Tree That Doesn’t Shed Needles

RISMEDIA, December 19, 2009—(MCT)—After chasing the perfect Christmas tree for three decades, Gary Chastagner could be getting close. ...


One-Third of Workers Say Office Temperature Affects Their Productivity

RISMEDIA, December 17, 2009—As winter sets in across the country and companies turn up the heat, they may need to readjust the thermostat to keep their workers productive. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, when asked if the temperature at ...


Home Is Where the Heart Is during Holiday Season

RISMEDIA, December 16, 2009—For many Americans, a home is still where the heart is during the holiday season. According to a recent survey conducted by Weichert, Realtors, a new house was the most popular item on consumers’ holiday wish list ...


Credit Card Perks Worth Knowing

RISMEDIA, December 15, 2009—(MCT)—Credit cards can lead to a holiday debt hangover. And with card companies cutting credit lines, adding fees and raising interest rates lately, they haven't made many new friends among consumers. ...


Around the Home – 10 No-Cost Tips for Saving Energy

RISMEDIA, December 12, 2009—Looking for fast, free ways to save on energy around the home this winter? According to Tom Kraeutler, host of the nationally-syndicated home improvement radio show, The Money Pit, there are many common-sense things you can do ...


Use Your Smart Phone to Get Best Holiday Deal

RISMEDIA, December 14, 2009—(MCT)—When you're out shopping this holiday season, you may wonder if the price of the item you're holding in your hand is really a good deal. Here are five ways to use your smartphone to find out ...


Getaways – Travelers Hitting Holiday Sleighs but Feeling Pressure of Family Stays

RISMEDIA, December 11, 2009—TripAdvisor, one of the world's most popular and largest travel communities, has announced the results of its December holiday travel survey of more than 1,200 travelers. Despite the economy, the number of Americans traveling for the holidays ...


Some Myths about Cats and Dogs are Not Only False, They’re Dangerous

RISMEDIA, December 10, 2009—"You can't teach an old dog new tricks." It’s a common phrase, but one that holds more myth than fact. Old myths about pets continue to be passed down from generation to generation. "While some myths are ...


5 Tips to Help Make a Positive Impression at Company Parties

RISMEDIA, December 9, 2009—A new survey by The Creative Group suggests managers pay attention to how employees behave at their company holiday events. Nine out of 10 executives (92%) polled recently said workers' office party antics can affect their career ...


Worker Confidence Shows Slight Improvement; More Workers Express Likelihood to Job Hunt

RISMEDIA, December 8, 2009—The Spherion Employee Confidence Index increased by 0.7 points to 49.1 in November 2009. The Index, which measures workers' confidence in their personal employment situation and optimism in the economic environment, reveals that more workers are confident ...


Top Picks for Automotive Gifts

RISMEDIA, December 7, 2009—With nearly a quarter of a billion vehicles on the road in the U.S., a gift for the car is something just about everyone can use. "Automotive gifts do not have to be limited to the gear ...


Around the Home – Photo Tips for the Holidays

RISMEDIA, December 5, 2009—The holidays are fast approaching and that means family gatherings, holiday parties and plenty of precious memories in the making. Why not take some helpful hints from the experts and create visually appealing photos that everyone will ...


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